Saturday, December 1, 2012

Potato Leek Soup

Tonight was a night for soup. It's rainy, foggy and there is nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of soup and some crusty bread when it's nasty outside. Except maybe hot chocolate with marshmallows, but that can easily become dessert.

I made a lovely potato leek soup tonight using a very simple recipe from Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home. Onions, leaks, potatoes and stock, it doesn't get much easier than that. The whole house smelled dynamite and Eloise got to be the soup sampler since Chris was working late. Unfortunately, she wouldn't eat it even though potato leek soup is one of her favourites. I try not to take personally though, she doesn't seem to want anything I make for her. I feel as though she's been influenced by The Honest Toddler. Regardless of Eloise's opinion, here is the recipe:

Potato Leek Soup

1 Tbsp each olive oil and butter
4 cups sliced leeks
1 large onion
4 cups potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
6 cups veggie or chicken stock
1/2 Tbsp black pepper
Salt to taste

Heat oil and butter. Add onion and leek and saute until softened. Add potato, stock and seasoning. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Purée or mash for a chunkier soup and serve with buttered bread. De-lish.

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